Autopsy Report reveals Nigerian Music Star Goldie died as a result of an “Intracerebral Hemorrhage” caused by “Hypertensive Heart Disease”Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Goldie’s autposy was carried out at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja and the report was signed by Dr. O.O Oyewole.
Creative and boundary-pushing artiste Goldie died on the 14th of February 2013, just hours after she arrived from Los Angeles where she had gone to experience the Grammy Awards.
According to the New York Times health section, when an intracerebral hemorrhage occurs, “Death is possible and may occur quickly despite prompt medical treatment.”
RIP Goldie. Funeral arrangements are currently being finalized.
About Intracerebral Hemorrhage from From Stroke Centre.org
What is Intracerebral Hemorrhage?
Intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when a diseased blood vessel within the brain bursts, allowing blood to leak inside the brain. (The name means within the cerebrum or brain). The sudden increase in pressure within the brain can cause damage to the brain cells surrounding the blood. If the amount of blood increases rapidly, the sudden buildup in pressure can lead to unconsciousness or death. Intracerebral hemorrhage usually occurs in selected parts of the brain, including the basal ganglia, cerebellum, brain stem, or cortex.
What causes it?
The most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage is high blood pressure (hypertension). Since high blood pressure by itself often causes no symptoms, many people with intracranial hemorrhage are not aware that they have high blood pressure, or that it needs to be treated. Less common causes of intracerebral hemorrhage include trauma, infections, tumors, blood clotting deficiencies, and abnormalities in blood vessels (such as arteriovenous malformations).
Who gets it?
Intracerebral hemorrhage occurs at all ages.